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Sam Houston 69 Houston Baptist 51
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Release: 01/03/2012
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Houston - Sequeena Thomas, Jasmine Johnson and Britni Martin all scored in double figures to lead Sam Houston State to a 69-51 women's basketball victory over Houston Baptist in the Bearkats' final non-conference game of the season Tuesday at HBU Field House.

Thomas totaled 16 points and pulled down six rebounds. Johnson scored 15 points and Martin added 12 as the Bearkats upped their season record to 5-6.

Houston Baptist (0-15) was led by Shanice Steenholdt with 24 points and 15 rebounds.

Aggressive defense by the Bearkats limited the Huskies to 33 percent shooting (19-of-56) from the field with only one three point basket in 16 attempts. The Kats also out-rebounded HBU 52-34.

Johnson and Jasmin Wiley led Sam Houston with seven boards apiece. Wiley scored seven points. Angela Beadle scored six.

Houston Baptist held a pair of early two-point leads and trailed by only a basket, 25-23, at the 6:44 mark in the first period. A field goal by Beadle started a 12-4 for Sam Houston as the Kats took a 37-27 lead into the locker room at intermission.

SHSU came out with a hot hand early in the second period, coming out with a 10-1 run and eventually leading by as many as 22 points late in the contest. The Bearkats hit 29-of-73 for 39.7 percent shooting from the field.

The defending Southland Conference Western Division co-champions, Sam Houston will begin league action this Saturday at 2 p.m. at UTSA.

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